Cement laundry sink leaks at drain – google groups

after this weekend’s floor stripping extravaganza, I have an ugly but

eat-off-it clean cement floor in my laundry room, which makes me happy.

As a result of this, I think I’ve determined where the musty smell was

coming from – it’s not the washing machine as SWMBO suspected (I think

she just wants an excuse to buy a new one, not that I’d need one if she

really wanted it) but from the drain of the deep sink. How to dry dress pants Due to the slope

of the slab, it was all running under the tiles to the corner under the

Upon investigation it appears that this cement deep sink, which is

absolutely huge, heavy, and otherwise in good condition, has a leak

around the drain assembly, which appears to be a piece of steel cast

into the sink, and the water is apparently running down the outside of

My plan, which is the best I could improvise on short notice, is to

chuck up a knotted wire wheel in my 4″ grinder, knock off most of the

rust, prep with phosphoric acid, and smear some roofing tar around the

I really don’t want to replace this sink as it’s enormous and quite

handy, and like most other ancient, huge, useful things probably

I’d appreciate opinions and any experience as the faucet is leaking as

well, and rather than buy a new faucet for this sink (it clamps on the

edge of the sink and attaches to the water lines with unions from above,

quite unlike the faucets you’d use with a new sink) if the sink is

hopeless I may as well bite it and buy a new, modern sink and faucet to

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but the actual spout comes out the underside of the faucet not the top

(no big deal.) Your suggestion would require replumbing (extending the

pipes) but would probably provide for a more stable installation…

anyway my point was not that I’m having a hard time finding a

replacement faucet but that it would be pointless to rebuild or replace

my existing faucet (I’m leaning toward “replace” simply because the

clamp screws appear to be rusted solid, and drilling/tapping all those

holes looks like a PITA) if I’m going to end up replacing the deep sink

> Clean the drain as you plan (use protective gear and eyewear!),

That was my original thought, but then I thought Permatex No. Are you supposed to wash white clothes in hot water 2 would

probably work better, which eventually led me to the roofing tar idea.


Check. How to wash colored clothes with bleach Propane torch at the ready, I’d already thought of that.

> http://www.usahardware.com/inet/shop/item/81220/icn/20-354977/union_b…

> but the actual spout comes out the underside of the faucet not the top

> (no big deal.) ?Your suggestion would require replumbing (extending the

> pipes) but would probably provide for a more stable installation…

> anyway my point was not that I’m having a hard time finding a

> replacement faucet but that it would be pointless to rebuild or replace

> my existing faucet (I’m leaning toward “replace” simply because the

> clamp screws appear to be rusted solid, and drilling/tapping all those

> holes looks like a PITA) if I’m going to end up replacing the deep sink

> > Clean the drain as you plan (use protective gear and eyewear!),

> > but I’m thinking epoxy applied with a small, stiff brush.

> That was my original thought, but then I thought Permatex No. How long does it take to dry clean clothes 2 would

> probably work better, which eventually led me to the roofing tar idea.

> Check. How to wash white clothes by hand ?Propane torch at the ready, I’d already thought of that.

> replace “roosters” with “cox” to reply. What does washing clothes in hot water do http://members.cox.net/njnagel- Hide quoted text –

break up the old tub in location, i buried the remants in my yard.

I hate to say it, but it sounds like you’re going to end up putting a

lot of effort into what will still be a patched together antique. How to wash clothes after bed bugs If

that drain section has failed, there are probably other parts about to

fail. Best way to wash white clothes without bleach Installing a new fiberglass laundry tub, or even a pair of them

epoxied together would probably be a lot faster and easier. How to wash used baby clothes Or go all

out and go to a restaurant supply house that deals in used equipment and

oh, let’s not go there. How to wash clothes quickly Last time I went to one of those places I ended

up spending lots of money on some stainless Metro-style freezer shelving

SWMBO still refers to that place as “that scary place you dragged me to”

but even she has to admit that those shelves are the right tool for the job.

(if they can hold up tons of lard, butter, cheese, etc. How to wash dress shirts they can hold up

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